Managing your network devices via console

Bjørn Mork bjorn at mork.no
Fri May 15 03:04:37 CDT 2009


Mehmet Akcin <mehmet at akcin.net> writes:

> It's always cool to have console access to routers/switches and
> nowadays they are going from RS-232 to RJ-45 as a standart. I have got
> Avocent DSR 2035 which is a KVM+Serial console (all in one).. but
> while I was able to have it work against servers via KVM or/and Serial
> , I was unable to make it work properly against any network device. I
> am wondering if anyone had experience on DSR or similar boxes to
> configure them against network devices console ports.

I stumbled across these, which look like decent alternatives to getting
a 2511 from eBay: http://www.perle.com/products/Terminal-Server.shtml

The 48-port 1U terminal server with redundant power looks particularily
nice.

I've no experience with Perle, though.  Anyone else?



Bjørn




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